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Wake your Mac with the eject button to eject stubborn discs
Authored by: mgrif on Mar 10, '04 01:31:03AM

I have also had problems ejecting disks in my Pioneer 106D when left in the drive for a short period of time, even before my 800MHz eMac to goes to sleep.

After trying all of the methods outlined above, I came across a hint on the Apple support site at

Putting my eMac to sleep via the Apple menu and pressing the eject button to wake it works every time, and is by far the quickest solution I've tried.

A more serious side effect I've encountered regarding the 106D 'sleep' problem is my computer crashing when booted from Panther Disk 1. If I don't reboot after fixing permissions I have to hold in the power button to restart. The drive likes to spin down after about 20 seconds and if I don't get it to spin up every few minutes I get a black screen. When I try to create a .dmg of my boot volume (5 GB) it also crashes. I have worked around this by using Carbon Copy Cloner but I'd still like to find a real solution.

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